Personal Profile

Full Name Ryan Guillen
Age 41
Race Hispanic
Occupation Investor
Education B.S., Texas A&M University
Spouse: Dalinda

One of the youngest ever elected to the Texas Legislature at age 24, Ryan Guillen is the product of a family of public school teachers, war veterans, and cattle ranchers. A sixth generation South Texan, he grew up working at the family's feed store and as a ranch hand on the family farm, later receiving a degree in Agriculture, and then serving as a local high school Ag teacher before pursuing public office.

Having been named “Legislator of the Year,” “Best of the House,” or “Champion” over a dozen times by different state-wide organizational causes, no other member of the House has filed and passed more legislative measures in over a decade. Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and “a one-person assembly line for legislation.”

Appointed chairman of a legislative committee and to leadership roles under the last two administrations in the Texas House, including having been Vice-Chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee at age 29, Guillen has been a staunch advocate for reducing over-testing and making college more affordable, fighting for healthcare for our kids, seniors, and the disabled, making neighborhoods safer, cutting taxes and red tape, maintaining Texas' position as an energy powerhouse, improving mobility, promoting the arts and cultural tourism, advancing parks, wildlife, and the outdoors, protecting property rights and our rural way-of-life, boosting our state's role in supporting veteran families, and fostering greater efficiency and transparency in government.

Known for hard work and relentless efforts for South Texas families, Guillen hosts a Constituent Concierge service to better serve local families, including a Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Dairy Queen Listening Tour, District Office Open Houses, and a Weekly Coffee to be available and accessible to constituents, a Student Legislative Session, Legislative Internship and Future Leaders Programs to educate and inspire our youth and young adults, a Virtual Community Summit to keep communities and constituents in-the-know, a Capitol Arts Expo to showcase South Texas talent, and a Work Days program to gain first-hand experience in the varied occupations South Texans perform each day.

He and wife Dalinda have two young daughters, seven year-old Cinco Demi, four year-old Viva Bonita, and a dog named Mr. Lebowski.

Information in this bio was provided by Guillen's office.
Last updated: October 3, 2017